(September 18, 2013) On Saturday, September 21st, the City of Hartford in partnership with the iQuilt will host Envisionfest, an all-day arts and culture festival in Downtown Hartford. Envisionfest features more than 100 exhibits, live performances, free admission to museums and cultural establishments and interactive activities. The event kicks off in the morning with the Bike Walk Connecticut’s Hartford Bike Tour and ends with a free concert in Bushnell Park from Grammy winners They Might Be Giants.
“Last year we had over 10,000 people visit the Capital City for this event,” said Mayor Segarra. “This year there will be more exhibits, more performances, and more food vendors. Rain or shine there’s something to do for any age group, it’s a great family event that showcases a lot of what makes Hartford unique. I want to thank the iQuilt Partnership for all the work they’ve put into it.”
Several venues will offer free admission including The Wadsworth Atheneum, Butler-McCook House and the Old State House. The Bushnell Park Carousel will offer free rides. Free and reduced parking will be available all day throughout the City of Hartford. For updated parking information and lot locations visit http://envisionfesthartford.com.
Envisionfest is presented by the City of Hartford and The iQuilt Partnership, a non-profit organization made up of community leaders in the arts, business, education, and community. The iQuilt Plan is an urban design plan for downtown Hartford based on themes of walking, culture, & innovation. The goal is to make Connecticut’s capital city more culturally vibrant, to strengthen Hartford’s economy & workforce, and to make downtown Hartford a more walkable, sustainable, and friendly environment.
For Immediate Release: September 18, 2013
Contact: Kristina Newman-Scott
p. (860) 757-9016
c. (860) 986-1439